Saturday, September 30, 2017

UN To Investigate War Crimes In Yemen

BBC: Yemen war: UN agrees to send war crime experts

The UN has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen to examine alleged violations committed by all parties to country's civil war.

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to set up a group of "eminent" experts.

It was a compromise between Western powers and a group of Arab states that included Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi-led coalition is backing Yemeni pro-government forces in a conflict with the rebel Houthi movement.

More than 8,530 people, 60% of them civilians, have been killed and 48,800 injured in air strikes and fighting on the ground since March 2015, according to the UN.

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WNU Editor: They will find no shortage of abuses. This war has been terribly brutal on all sides..

More News On The UN Investigating War Crimes In Yemen

In a Compromise, UN Rights Experts Will Examine Abuses in Yemen's War -- New York Times
Yemen: UN agrees to investigate alleged war crimes amid conflict between Saudi Arabia-led coalition and rebels -- The Independent
Yemen: UN approves plan to investigate war crimes -- Deutsche Welle
UN body: Int’l experts to examine rights abuses in Yemen -- Washington Post/AP
Independent investigation will look into human rights abuses in Yemen -- The Guardian
UN establishes panel to probe Yemen war crimes -- Reuters
UN agrees to send war crimes investigators to Yemen -- Al Jazeera

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